“Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.” — Psalm 119:105
Over the course of my pro career, I played in many different stadiums. Coming up through the minor leagues in the early 1980s, I played in a few older stadiums where the lighting was, let’s just say, subpar. As a pitcher, I didn’t mind because it was more difficult for the hitter to pick up the pitch. However, for the fielders, especially the outfielders, it was a nightmare. Lighting matters.
People in ancient times (and sometimes today) carried lamps or torches as their source to illuminate the path just a few feet in front of them. Psalm 119:105 suggests that God’s Word helps us to walk with Him, not run or sprint ahead of Him. It also suggests that when His Word is directing our lives, internally, He will show us the next steps we need to take. Hebrews 4:12 tells us that God’s Word is so powerful that “it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” His light helps us to see things clearly.
Throughout the Bible, we are encouraged and challenged to daily spend time reading, studying and meditating on God’s Word so He can direct our paths. As His Word lights our paths, we can help lead others in their journey. We need to allow the power of God’s Word to be the source that illuminates our paths!
— Mickey Weston, Chicago White Sox chaplain
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